Collider Jedi Council! Mark Hamill Addresses Luke Skywalker ‘The Last Jedi’ Complaints and More!

On this episode of Collider Jedi Council!

Mark Ellis with Ken Napzok and Steele Saunders discuss ‘The Last Jedi’s’ box office; share thoughts on its deleted scenes; breakdown the details on how the ‘Art of The Last Jedi’ reveals connections to Lucas’ Sequel Trilogy ideas; comment more on Rian Johnson working with J.J. Abrams on the new trilogy; talk about the comic book’s Doctor Aphra #15 and Poe Dameron #22; What’s the Deal With Canon?; A Short Time Ago, In a Tweet Far, Far Away… and much, much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collider’s team wants to hear from you! The Council takes on all your Twitter questions you send in @ColliderVideo with the hashtag #ColliderJediCouncil.

 

 

 

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48 thoughts on “Collider Jedi Council! Mark Hamill Addresses Luke Skywalker ‘The Last Jedi’ Complaints and More!

  • December 22, 2017 at 10:10 am
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    I think he is on the island and disconnected from the force not only because of his failure, but because the stronger he becomes, if he rebuilds the jedi order, then the dark side will become equally stronger to keep the balance. He says himself that at the height of their power the jedi allowed Darth Sidious to rise. This is true but also most probably inevitable in a system that keeps itself in balance.

    The force manifested itself in Rey and also Anakin so strongly because the system was coming out of balance.

    I saw 4dx version yesterday. Between real water spray of the sea at the island and trying not to lose my popcorn, I noticed two things.

    Luke offers three lessons and only gives two. According to one news site this third lesson is about bandits attacking the caretakers. Luke says if they interfere then the bandits will come back in greater numbers. Snoke also gives this lesson but the other way round: darkness rises and light to meet it. This is somehow symbolic of my point above.

    The other point I noticed is when Rey is about to leave the Falcon to meet Kylo, she is messing with the drawer where the Jedi books end up – i think. It is very fleeting.

    • December 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm
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      I like this theory. Always wondered how destroying the Sith brought balance to the force.

    • December 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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      I thought that maybe the reason the Force manifested itself in Rey so strongly was perhaps linked to the fact Luke cut off his connection to it. I wonder if the timeline matches up, around the time Rey is born does Luke disconnect from the Force?

      • December 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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        Right! Luke disconnects from The Force. So ‘the force’ is searching the galaxy for Luke and searching for someone to latch onto. Someone to direct. Rey is the first one that touches Luke’s lightsaber – thats why she got the visions and all of that… it was the force, reaching out to her (even though she was a nobody!) so that it could direct her to go find Luke.

        What a GREAT STORY this would have been!

      • December 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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        Right! Luke disconnects from The Force. So ‘the force’ is searching the galaxy for Luke and searching for someone to latch onto. Someone to direct. Rey is the first one that touches Luke’s lightsaber – thats why she got the visions and all of that… it was the force, reaching out to her (even though she was a nobody!) so that it could direct her to go find Luke.

        What a GREAT STORY this would have been!

        • December 23, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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          That “IS” the story,you just figured it out. i keep telling people THE FORCE “AWAKENS.” very important Title like snoke says. “Darkness Rises.and the light to meet it.”

          • December 23, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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            Rey and Ren are both equally powerful in The Force. Luke has died – being cut off from the The Force. Prophecy fulfilled! Anakin HAS brought balance to The Force.

            However, The Force is always in motion… so, ‘balance’ will not last for long. I like how this plays into Luke’s realization that The Jedi were arrogant and misunderstood ‘why’ The Force was out of balance. The more power the light side had, the more powerful the dark side would accumulate. Makes a ton of sense… and it makes me like The Last Jedi ‘slightly’ more. We shouldn’t have to connect all these dots our own and fill in all the missing pieces. Still bad storytelling in my opinion.

      • December 23, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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        No, Luke was connected as little as five years ago when he was training Ben.

    • December 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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      This is a really good theory. Its also one that could be simply ret-conned into the narrative and make it a better story. Instead of trying to explain that Luke was hiding because in a moment of weakness he ‘created’ Kylo Ren – it could be that Kylo was being corrupted by Snoke – so Luke hid away and withdrew from the force to PROTECT the galaxy. The less power Luke had / the less power the Dark Side could have. Balance of The Force – truly. Plays right into the OT and Prequel stories – but ‘concludes’ them in a great way too!

      WOW – what a great concept and a horrible missed opportunity.

      • December 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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        This is what’s called the stage of grief where you bargain with yourself. Your trying to find meaning to like the story.

        • December 23, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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          Perhaps. Still – its an awesome story – and would have made the whole plot of the Sequel Trilogy top-notch. Imagine, if instead of chucking the lightsaber over his shoulder… if Luke responded, “No – we don’t need to do this.” Then for the first part of the movie he keeps talking to Rey in odd ways – only to find out that Luke has not been talking to ‘Rey’ at all – but he’s been talking directly to ‘The Force’. He hid away from the Force to diminish the power and fighting of the galaxy – but as the dark side has grown – THE FORCE started looking for Luke. THE FORCE needed him to come back to restore the balance. His look at the end of The Force Awakens would have actually made sense – as he would have been distraught over being discovered by The Force. ACTUALLY – it would have made the title, “The Force Awakens” make soooo much more sense. It adds to the mysticism of The Force – and expands upon it in awesome new ways.

  • December 22, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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    I remember thinking it might be a cool idea if Luke had lost the power of the force, and when Ray arrived on the island she had to train him again so he could go and rescue Leia…

    • December 22, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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      Woohoo! With any luck Cain’s prediction of a $1.2b dud will come to fruition and the Star Wars franchise will deservedly collapse around Mickey’s ears! Screw the house of mouse! Awesome news!

      Cause that’s exactly what Star Wars fans hope will happen, right…?

      • December 26, 2017 at 6:51 pm
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        I think that’s a strawman argument. I don’t speak for others, but I think I’m simply judging Disney by the same standards I judged Lucas when he ran the show. I certainly don’t wish for the destruction of the Star Wars franchise, but I want Disney (just like I wanted Lucas with the prequels) to listen to fan feedback. Sure, Lucas could churn out big money-making prequels, but he damaged many of the OT character arcs in the process (particularly Vader who turned out to be a creepy, whiny stalker in the prequels). And none of his new prequel characters were legendary or beloved. And I feel TLJ has done the same for Luke and most of the sequel cast of forgettables. So after the prequels, I wanted a shakeup (not necessarily a sale of the company) where Lucas would be just a consultant on the films rather than autocrat. Now I’m beginning to wonder if Disney needs to shake up Lucasfilm too. Given the repeated controversy behind Kennedy’s handling of the films (with revolving door of directors, etc.), I’m hoping KK is shown the door, and someone like Dave Filoni be put in charge (yes, I know that sounds crazy to most folks, but I’ve thought much of his work has been the best Disney-made Star Wars to date: a great blend of OT lore and new material.)

    • December 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm
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      Hey, look everyone. Crazy is back. How was the gym…sorry, I mean your League of Legends tournament in your mom’s basement…

      • December 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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        Holy shit! Nice one dude! Gym was Good!

    • December 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
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      What is this persons source?

  • December 23, 2017 at 1:26 am
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    Man… Disney is going to hate this negative publicity. I feel for Mark. This whole thing makes me so sad and heartbroken. I hope this doesn‘t influence his role in IX in any way.

    • December 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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      I don’t think they’ll care friend, it’s about to pass 800mil at the B/O

    • December 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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      I don’t think they’ll care friend, it’s about to pass 800mil at the B/O

      • December 24, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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        Sure, it‘s going to make a lot of money. But this whole divisive fan-reception is surely going to worry them on some level. You have to keep the hardcore fans in the boat in order for the follow-up movies to continue making mountains of money… To know your brand and core audience is the key to that.

        My bet is, that the next movie will be played safe by Disney.

  • December 23, 2017 at 2:27 am
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    Everytime I get mad about my feelings towards TLJ and maybe I’m being too hard on the movie. I hear Luke Skywalker himself just as mad and realize it’s not just me.

  • December 23, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    TFA was better in my opinion. I loved it the first time i came out. I knew Han would die. I watched it 5 times on big screen. When i came out of TLJ, I had confused emotions. I didn’t expect Luke’s last scene. I like TLJ but a bit disappointed mainly about Luke

  • December 23, 2017 at 2:46 am
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    TFA was better in my opinion. I loved it the first time i came out. I knew Han would die. I watched it 5 times on big screen. When i came out of TLJ, I had confused emotions. I didn’t expect Luke’s last scene. I like TLJ but a bit disappointed mainly about Luke

    • December 23, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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      Couldn’t agree more, loved it as a film and even as a Star Wars film. The only thing I’d change is the treatment of Luke.

    • December 23, 2017 at 10:47 pm
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      Yes that’s my feelings as well! Disappointment. I was expecting to love TLJ even more than TFA but I didn’t. I also didn’t like that all the mystery from TFA has been done away with. I can’t even begin to think what they can do with episode IX now to make it exciting! We already know Rey is more powerful than Kylo and will beat him when they next meet. Will IX just be about the rebuilding of the resistance/rebellion and training new jedi!? Just feels a bit meh now! I’m also a bit sad that there won’t be anymore saga films after IX as the skywalker line will have gone.

  • December 23, 2017 at 4:28 am
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    I feel bad for Mark. “They” (those who will not be named) really fucked him. He is such a class act and they fucked him. Only I should be allowed to fuck him…

  • December 23, 2017 at 8:15 pm
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    For those disappointed with “how they treated” Luke……did you you also read those EU books post ROTJ. Luke is my favorite MOVIE character and his arc is fricking AMAZING. He goes from somebody who aspires…..to somebody who INSPIRES at the end. I don’t understand the complaints, unless you read those EU books and put Luke on this “pedestal”. We all have moments of weakness….his had huge repercussions, it’s life, but at the end……he DID become a Legend !! Back to drinking my green milk.

  • December 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm
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    The movie takes several viewings,it suffers because the middle section is so long you forget what was said when we get back to Luke,it is all explained perfectly once you have digested the movie Fully. and also luke was not out of character! he has thrown a lightsaber before. tried to kill his father etc. what you see if the greatest hits of his Human side when we meet up with him. which sets up his return very well. Fans are confusing the Legend with the MAN,just like Rey is Doing in the Film. so don’t be like Rey DO YOUR HOME WORK. and Watch the OT. Hell luke is even a Farmer when we meet up with him again. and that made me smile! I loved TLJ.

    • December 24, 2017 at 12:42 am
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      i have watched this movie 4 times…and it got worse to me with each viewing…sure there were cool moments..but over all the movie is still terrible. fans arent confusing anything with anything…you people are seriously forcing yourselves to like this piece of trash.. if you like it you like it…more power to ya..but you guys really need to stop trying to convince people why its a good movie..you are wasting your breathe. the people who hate it wont change their mind. lol..nobody could ever convince me that this was a good movie. ” do your home work”? haha. this was more like a youtube fan film with a blockbuster budget..this wasnt a good Star Wars movie..they should have made episode 7 take place 100 years after ROTJ and avoided this mess theyve created. People can already care less about Episode 9…If SOLO sucks they are in trouble.

    • December 24, 2017 at 9:08 am
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      “He has too much of his father him”….Aunt Beru was right! I mean Vader actually killed a whole room full little kids!! At least Luke was just going to kill one, which he couldnt even go through with it.

    • December 26, 2017 at 11:10 am
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      Just watched it for the 3rd time.. it was the most fun. better than the first 2 viewings, and i went on pre-release night! lol

  • December 24, 2017 at 1:02 am
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    So an untrained Leia is able to bring herself back to life with the force..A force power that only a dark side user can obtain…a force power that Only one being has ever been able to achieve. A force power that is the sole purpose to why Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side and became Vader. A force power that Vader and the Emperor never achieved even though they were the most powerful Sith ever. Righhhhhhhhhhhhhht. They made the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader completely pointless and meaningless…but it was a good movie. Righhhhhhhhhhhhht.

    • December 24, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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      Lots of assumptions in this statement. How do you kow Leia is untrained? How do you know she was already dead? You’re whole argument is flawed. Thanks.

      • December 25, 2017 at 9:18 pm
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        apparently you havent read the book Bloodline…SHe was never trained…ever. It says so in plain black and white text… and how do i know she was dead?????? did you see the same movie? SHe got sucked out into SPACE after her bridge blew up…she was killed instantly…youre welcome

        • December 25, 2017 at 9:48 pm
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          That doesn’t mean she was dead. No one said she was dead. There was nothing in the film that implied she was dead. People can survive explosions. People can survive in vacuums for very short amounts of time. (Granted TLJ was a bit longer than what is possible, but The Force can do crazy things.) Bloodline didn’t even say she was dead either. Ha ha.

        • December 26, 2017 at 11:09 am
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          1. She wasn’t dead
          2. She may have had more potential than Luke in the force (Yoda wanted to train her over Luke)
          3. She is the daughter of Anakin…..
          4. Simple Force pull is simple, she could already feel/hear through the force even back in the OT

          Just watched the film a 3rd time. The explosion broke the window and she was seen sucked out. She wasn’t impacted by a full explosion.

          And luke took out the Death Star without a targetting computer with no training either. She had no fromal training, but she knew just as much as Luke did when he took out the Death Star.

          Oh.. and she’s a freaking Skywalker…..

          I find your lack of faith, DISTURBING.

        • January 15, 2018 at 7:55 pm
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          And she used instinct to use the Force.

    • December 25, 2017 at 7:56 am
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      She wasn’t dead — she’d just been in space for a few seconds. At most, she warmed herself up and pulled herself back to the ship. Pulling (that is, moving objects) is one of the first and simplest things we ever see people do with the Force. After thirty years of knowing about her family’s connection to the force and having decades to practice, I’d be shocked if Leia couldn’t do at *least* that much.

      • December 25, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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        you are joking right? and are obviously another person who has never read Bloodline.. SHE NEVER TRAINED…EVER…she was too busy being a politician, a wife and a mother…sigh.. SHe was just in space a few seconds eh? LMAO…you seriously think being sucked out into space after a damn explosion that she survived and without a damn scratch?? LOL….she died instantly. ” she warmed herself up and pulled herself back to the ship” hahahahaha…dude….Kathleen Kennedy should hire you to write the next movie….there was no way she was alive..and if you think she didnt bring herself back to life..then you are in denial..your brain is still in shock from seeing that terrible film.

        • December 27, 2017 at 9:19 am
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          My take is that Luke disconnected from the force and then the force itself strives to balance the arrival of Snoke and corruption of Ben Solo with the light. One obvious manifestation would be in Leia. Rey is also formidable. Luke’s disconnection act fulfills the you cannot escape destiny philosophy.

        • January 15, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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          “Without a scratch” She was in a coma dude. Did you watch the movie?

          You can survive in space for a brief time. It’s not instant death.

    • December 27, 2017 at 3:14 am
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      If she was truly in a vacuum then the debris would have been shifted further by the air from the bridge dispersing further. She was still among the debris and indeed there was more debris further out than her. My take is that this was still a very short space of time and the air had not really dispersed. Certainly not dead by my reckoning.

  • December 24, 2017 at 2:28 am
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    I knew a lot of people would be disappointed with the film after the media and fans were blindly hyping it to be the best Star Wars movie. And I have no idea why. I guess they assumed Rian Johnson would make Star Wars great? Well, we’re lead to assume it’s Johnson’s film but ultimately Disney has the final say as to what happens…. which Rogue One basically proved and now the director replaced for Solo. I wouldn’t be surprised if Johnson had to submit his script to be approved as he was writing it.

    I remember when Johnson was first announced to write and direct. People found old tweet’s of him dissing the OT SE and PT. Then those tweets were suddenly removed shortly after his announcement. Johnson had to play to ball with Disney to keep his job, otherwise he would have been a goner, too. Johnson is ultimately Disney’s puppet. And now the biggest puppet of them all is returning to direct the last one.

    • December 26, 2017 at 11:02 am
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      I still believe Disney has ZERO say in these films. How does RO and Solo prove they did? It proves that Kennedy/Lucasfilm had issues… but not Disney. I was just talking about this with my friend 2 hours ago. I HATE how people say “Disney ruined Star Wars” or anything about Disney with Star Wars. If you have issues, Blame Lucasfilm.

      I, personally, love Lucasfilm and what they are doing. These films are so much better than the prequels, and for the longest time, i thought those were the final films, and all i had to look forward to was a live action tv series. I now live in a time where 3 great star wars films have been released, and a new live action show is on the horizon 🙂

    • December 26, 2017 at 11:02 am
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      I still believe Disney has ZERO say in these films. How does RO and Solo prove they did? It proves that Kennedy/Lucasfilm had issues… but not Disney. I was just talking about this with my friend 2 hours ago. I HATE how people say “Disney ruined Star Wars” or anything about Disney with Star Wars. If you have issues, Blame Lucasfilm.

      I, personally, love Lucasfilm and what they are doing. These films are so much better than the prequels, and for the longest time, i thought those were the final films, and all i had to look forward to was a live action tv series. I now live in a time where 3 great star wars films have been released, and a new live action show is on the horizon 🙂

  • December 27, 2017 at 1:52 am
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    The more you have to explain a movie to yourself and see it 7 more times in order to “like it” is a Red Flag. If a film requires that much work (bordering on therapy) to “like it”, then something is fundamentally awry.

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